Just the other day I was once again reminded of the journey that I am on and how far I’ve come. It is easy to lose sight of all that has happened since I was introduced to minimalism (through the Minimalists), and to just feel frustration over the fact that sometimes it just takes time to get where you’re going.
I have come to realize that I am not a very patient person; things should happen fast, and they should happen now! Realizing that not everything can be quick has been an epiphany, both in my work-life and at home. When last year was much about shedding stuff, this year has been a lot about what’s happening on the inside. I see that now that I have sort of come out on the other side.
And I appreciate that journey just as much as the physical one. It is very interesting to sit back and analyze why you react the way you react when different things happen to you (or with you). (Or because of you!) I don’t always like the person I am, but I think I am getting there, at least accepting that this is who I am. It is pretty neat being defined by your actions and not by what your job is…
This blog turns two in a couple of months, and so does my journey of simplifying. I am curious to see where this road will take me, because I do think that once you’ve bought into the whole minimalist way, you can never go back to not being aware of how you live. Isn’t that pretty fantastic – to have your whole life ahead of you, to know that you have found a way of life that fits you, and that you have an interesting journey ahead of you?!